Classics left to die/rotting pics - Vol 2

Classics left to die/rotting pics - Vol 2

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Gojira

899 posts

94 months

Saturday 17th September 2016
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keeef said:
MarshPhantom said:
Wonder how long the Maxi has been there?

Registration number: XWC 421S
? SORN

MOT
No details held by DVLA

Edited by keeef on Friday 16th September 06:33
Well, it looks in much better nick than my old T-plate Maxi did, when I bought it 30 years ago eek

They certainly don't make 'em like that any more, thank god!


4rephill

4,765 posts

149 months

Saturday 17th September 2016
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andyps said:
4rephill said:
Tax and insurance on auto-renew and nobody checking the details correctly when it comes to the MOT is most likely.

So long as the insurance company and the tax man are getting their money then they're not going to care too much about the MOT! wink
The tax man should - it has always been a principle that renewing tax without an MOT is not possible. Technically it did make it possible to have just one day of MOT at tax renewal date and therefore be taxed for 364 days without an MOT but auto-renewal should cover this. No idea if it has been included in the system but it should be that if paying by monthly direct debit for tax it shouldn't be taken if the MOT has expired with the tax system highlighting this to the registered keeper/tax payer.
The criteria for taxing a vehicle has always been that it should be insured and MOT'd at the time of application - And that still stands today (in theory).

When you renew/auto-renew your car tax, you declare whether you want 6 or 12 months tax and it is applied from the time of application.

If you pay the tax by monthly direct debit, then you are paying for the 6 or 12 months on an instalment basis, and failure to make payments will see the tax revoked.

Paying by monthly instalments by direct debit is not a "pay as you go" system where you are paying for the tax one month at a time, and so the MOT status is not checked every single month that a payment is due.

So to this day, if your MOT runs out the day after the tax has been applied for, then the car remains taxed for the period applied for regardless of the MOT running out.

Added to that, as the Ferrari 456 in question has clearly demonstrated, the system is not infallible, and it is still possible for a vehicle with no MOT to be taxed.

In this case, the vehicle tax people have had 17 months to notice that the 456 is not MOT'd, and yet they have still happily taken the money for the tax! wink







The very fact that the Ferrari 456 in question has no MOT, and hasn't had one since 19th April 2015, and yet remains taxed shows that it is perfectly possible

sim16v

2,170 posts

172 months

Saturday 17th September 2016
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MarshPhantom said:
andyps said:
MarshPhantom said:
Coincidence - I've just taken this photo, pretty sure I posted it before but it hasn't moved for a long time. Someone I know will probably know who owns it but I haven't seen the person for a while, will ask next time I see him.
They died with their lights up.
Must be quite a few out there...


Fastdruid

7,374 posts

123 months

Sunday 18th September 2016
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TR4man

4,422 posts

145 months

Sunday 18th September 2016
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What car is/was that?

Nik da Greek

2,503 posts

121 months

Sunday 18th September 2016
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Looks like it had turbovecs on it? Something 'Murican like a Firebird?

eccles

12,413 posts

193 months

Sunday 18th September 2016
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TR4man said:
What car is/was that?
Firebird/Camaro?

droopsnoot

9,067 posts

213 months

Sunday 18th September 2016
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With twin round lamps? Must be a different model than I'm familiar with, I thought the only ones with round lamps were the earlier model that wouldn't have had the wrap-around rear screen.

I was thinking more of a Marcos of some kind, like this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcos_Engineering#/... though the shape of the door aperture isn't right.

Edited by droopsnoot on Sunday 18th September 19:16

59Impala

62 posts

122 months

Sunday 18th September 2016
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I think it might be a Fiberfab Valkyrie GT, kind of a GT40-ish wannabe thing. Company is still going:

http://www.fiberfab.us/

4sure

2,437 posts

182 months

Sunday 18th September 2016
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Nova kit car ?
Early one mk1 perhaps,headlight cowl smashed and pre lifting door section.

oliverb205

703 posts

197 months

Sunday 18th September 2016
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Looks like GRP to me, something like a Bonito?

Oliver.

Fastdruid

7,374 posts

123 months

Sunday 18th September 2016
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Sorry, meant to put think it's a Fiberfab Valkyrie.

MarkwG

3,351 posts

160 months

Monday 19th September 2016
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59Impala said:
I think it might be a Fiberfab Valkyrie GT, kind of a GT40-ish wannabe thing. Company is still going:

http://www.fiberfab.us/
Well done, didn't even realise such a thing existed!

B3ALP

491 posts

112 months

Monday 19th September 2016
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cahami

1,233 posts

177 months

Monday 19th September 2016
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B3ALP said:
That has to be the best security I have ever seen cast the hubs into concrete blocks, what's going on there?

katz

147 posts

63 months

Monday 19th September 2016
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oliverb205 said:
Dapster said:
Are you suggesting that a Citroen BX is a classic?!
Here we go again...

Oliver.
there is stuff like this all over france. just outside Narbonne is a yard with over 30 Citroen H-Vans in various states.

JZZ30

1,025 posts

86 months

Monday 19th September 2016
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cahami said:
B3ALP said:
That has to be the best security I have ever seen cast the hubs into concrete blocks, what's going on there?
Business went bust and was getting repossessed? Told them - 'yeah I'll leave the keys in it for you' hehe

TonyRPH

11,242 posts

139 months

Monday 19th September 2016
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This Merc has been parked like this for at least 4 years.

Google streetview shows it first appearing in 2012 but I'm sure it's been there a good year or two before that.

I can't really tell from the images, but I think it's a 230 or 280 - not a classic I know, but certainly being left to die!

EDIT: Just managed to zoom in on one of the older images - it's a lowly 220CE

This is the streetview URL



Edited by TonyRPH on Monday 19th September 18:39

gforceg

3,519 posts

150 months

Monday 19th September 2016
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TonyRPH said:
This Merc has been parked like this for at least 4 years.

Google streetview shows it first appearing in 2012 but I'm sure it's been there a good year or two before that.

I can't really tell from the images, but I think it's a 230 or 280 - not a classic I know, but certainly being left to die!

EDIT: Just managed to zoom in on one of the older images - it's a lowly 220CE

This is the streetview URL



Edited by TonyRPH on Monday 19th September 18:39
At least it moved 10 yards between 2008 and 2011.

TonyRPH

11,242 posts

139 months

Monday 19th September 2016
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gforceg said:
At least it moved 10 yards between 2008 and 2011.
So it did, I missed that!